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1 Parent Academy / Academia de Padres What is a Parent-Teacher Conference?

2 Parent Academy / Academia de Padres What is a Parent Teacher Conference? short meeting or conference A parent-teacher conference is a short meeting or conference between the parent and teacher(s) to talk about how that student is doing academically or other concerns as it relates to school.

3 Parent Academy / Academia de Padres What is the Purpose of the P/T Conference? to ask questions It's a chance for you to ask questions about the your child's academic progress, behavior, or other concerns. a time for you and the teacher to work together as a team helpchild school It is also a time for you and the teacher to work together as a team to discuss ways you both can help your child be successful in school.

4 Parent Academy / Academia de Padres Parent/Teacher Conference You've been asked to schedule a conference with your child's teacher, or you've gotten a special note from your child's teacher asking to see you. While some parents are sure that they will receive good news about their child, others are afraid to hear something different. In either case, you might be a little nervous and don’t have a clue of what to ask or what to do. Like you, the teacher could be nervous or stressed after a long day and they also have to work very hard putting together all the information that they will share with you about your child.

5 Parent Academy / Academia de Padres Comments Well, relax Well, relax! Teachers don't want to put parents on the spot. They just like to meet with parents from time to time to discuss how to help students do their best in school. Working together Working together, you and the teacher can help your child have a successful school year. meet your child’s teacher And remember, this is a perfect time to meet your child’s teacher, the person that spends part of the day with them and is a great influence on your child.

6 Parent Academy / Academia de Padres Conference Tips: 1.Be there on time! If you have a problem with transportation or you will not attend the conference because of an emergency, try to call the teacher and let then know. Remember, time is gold and you should respect the teacher and others that are helping you. 2.Enter confidently and shake hands with the teacher, giving your name and your child's name. 3.Start the conference with a positive comment about the classroom. 4.Show that you are interested in what the teacher has to say. It will give the teacher an idea of how important your child’s education is to you.

7 Parent Academy / Academia de Padres Conference Tips 5.Try not to run over the amount of time that has been set aside, usually from 20 to 40 minutes as there could be other parents waiting. 6.If you are a working parent and it is difficult for you to meet during regular hours, make this clear to the teacher and try to set up a time to meet that is good for both of you. 7.It is very important to talk to your child before the conference. Ask what they think are their best subjects and what subjects they like the least. Find out why. 8.Ask your child if there is anything they would like you to talk about with their teachers. Make sure your child doesn’t worry about the meeting. Help them understand that you and their teacher(s) are meeting together in order to help them.

8 Parent Academy / Academia de Padres Conference Tips 9. If your spouse can't attend the conference with you, ask for his or her concerns and questions. 10. Be open-minded to suggestions from the teacher and keep your emotions under control. 11. Make note of any important information that the teacher is giving you. 12. Give any information about your child’s life at home that you think will be helpful like personality, problems, habits and hobbies without compromising your privacy. 13. Don’t be afraid to ask when you don’t understand educational terminology. Teachers may believe that parents are familiar with it.

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10 Suggested Questions 1.Does my child participate in class discussions and activities? 2. Does my child have behavioral problems? – If so, please provide me with some examples. 3.How is my child performing in the different content areas? 4.Is there a particular content area that he/she needs more help? 5.Are there after school programs, tutoring, mentoring or any program that could help my child academically? 6.Can you provide me with a package of activities that my child can do during the summer or any break.

11 Parent Academy / Academia de Padres Suggested Questions 7.How can I help my child to succeed when I don’t speak English? 8.Is my child at grade level? If not, what is the school doing to provide her/him with the help needed. 9.Do you know of any community resources that can help my child improve academically? If not, is there someone that can provide me with this information? 10.How we can work together as a team?

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13 What is an Action Plan? An action plan is a set of action steps put together to help a student improve in certain academic or behavioral areas.

14 Parent Academy / Academia de Padres What is MULTI-TIERED SYSTEM OF SUPPPORT (MTSS) (Tier I & Tier III Plans)

15 Parent Academy / Academia de Padres MTSS Definition: Multi-tiered system of supports, used to be Responsiveness to Instruction, is a multistep data-driven process of implementing instruction, interventions, and enrichment to ensure that all students are successful learners academically and behaviorally.

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18 Action Plan Tips for Parents 1.Start immediately 1.Start immediately on the action plan that you and the teacher worked out together or that the teacher has suggested. 2.Discuss the plan 2.Discuss the plan with your child. student knows 3.Make sure your student knows that you and the teacher care. 4.Monitor 4.Monitor to see if the action plan is working, watch your child's behavior and check your child's class work and homework. 5.Keep good communication with the teacher to discuss the progress of your child. 6.Follow up 6.Follow up by coordinating with the teacher a follow-up conference.

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